DAVE JONES’ FUNDRAISING LEAD GROWS IN SENATE DISTRICT 8 RACE

Dave Jones has out-fundraised all opponents by every measure: cash on hand, raised this reporting period, and raised in total.

Sacramento, CA – In the most recent campaign finance report submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office reflecting fundraising totals through December 31, the Dave Jones for State Senate campaign reported $787,366 in cash on hand, $764,891 raised in 2021, and $940,378 raised in total. Jones leads the field of SD-8 candidates in all categories.

Jones has built on the fundraising lead he established in the first reporting period ending June 30. The most recent fundraising report can be found here.

Dave Jones released the following statement regarding his report:
We are buildinga strong and capable campaign that is going to talk to voters all over the 8th District about the principles we’re fighting for: advancing equity and justice in California’s public policy, standing up for the people who need our help, and ensuring that our laws live up to our progressive ideals. More than 800 donors made our fundraising possible, and I am deeply grateful to them for putting their confidence in our campaign.”

 Cash on HandRaised This PeriodRaised in 2021Total Raised
Dave Jones$787,366$522,601$764,891$940,378
Angelique Ashby$552,747$270,804$451,040$600,763

Jones also leads the field in endorsements by a wide margin, with more than 80 elected officials, 22 labor organizations, five advocacy organizations, and all seven Democratic clubs that have endorsed in the race to date. Jones’ list of endorsements can be found here.

ABOUT DAVE JONES
Dave Jones began his career as a legal aid attorney, providing free legal assistance to the poor with Legal Services of Northern California. In 1995, he was one of only 13 Americans awarded the prestigious White House Fellowship. Dave served for three years as Special Assistant and Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno.
 
As a Sacramento City Councilmember from 1999 to 2004, Dave authored groundbreaking laws  requiring developers to build more affordable housing, paying workers a living wage, and recognizing domestic partnerships. Dave represented Sacramento in the State Assembly from 2004 through 2010, where he chaired the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Dave authored 70 bills that were signed into law and was a champion for protecting consumers, expanding access to healthcare, building affordable housing, expanding early child education, protecting the environment, and fighting for working families.     
 
Dave served as California’s seventh Insurance Commissioner between 2011 and 2018, where he worked on behalf of 38 million Californians. In this role, he saved consumers and businesses over $3.11 billion in premiums by regulating rates for auto, homeowners, and other property and casualty insurance. He also implemented healthcare reform, including market reforms to protect consumers and expanded access to health insurance. Since leaving office as Insurance Commissioner, Dave has worked to combat climate change as a Senior Director for The Nature Conservancy and as the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s  Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE).
 
Dave is a graduate of DePauw University, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Kim Flores, are residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and are the proud parents of two children.